A solid state Li ion shuttle was created with rapid diffusion and reduced activation barriers by incorporating Li ions into a common crystal structure (SNO, SmNiO3 perovskite) under voltage bias.
Significance and impact
Solid state Li ion conductors based on the perovskite structure were created for potential use in energy conversion and information processing applications.
- Synchrotron XRR and XRD measurements were performed at the Advanced Photon Source.
- The high-performance computing Carbon cluster at the Center for Nanoscale Materials hosted first-principles DFT calculations and production simulations runs were run at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility.
Work was performed in part at the Center for Nanoscale Materials, Advanced Photon Source and Argonne Leadership Computing Facility.
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